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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226584
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:14-JUN-2019
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic GAZL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 341 Gazelle
Owner/operator:Aviation légère de l'Armée de terre (ALAT)
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Liptako -   Mali
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Gazelle helicopter was hit by 7.62 mm machinegun fire whilst taking part in an operation against militants near Liptako in northern Mali.
The damaged helicopter was then destroyed to stop it falling into enemy hands. The three crew members were rescued.

Sources:

https://fr.news-front.info/2019/06/25/rfi-affirme-que-l-helicoptere-crashe-au-mali-aurait-ete-abattu-par-les-djihadistes/
https://www.defenceweb.co.za/aerospace/military-helicopters/french-gazelle-that-force-landed-in-mali-was-hit-by-enemy-fire/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jun-2019 16:06 gerard57 Added
26-Jun-2019 16:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
26-Jun-2019 16:37 harro Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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